Jan 24, 2013 12:00pm PST
, but a lot of men can't make it either. >> shepard: you bet. and one constant i hear from critics, well, if they qualify and then change the standards and make it a little easier for women. is that a concern of yours? >> not at all. they can't change the standards. they'll have to come back to congress as they ask to keep some of the combat jobs close today women and we'll be keeping an eye on it. it needs to be performance-based. look, they've always been critics and naysayers anytime the milithis. there were folks who said that african-americans did not have the mental capacity to operate complex machinery and trying to keep them from flying aircraft during world war ii and look what the tuskegee airmen were able to do. there were folks who said that the japanese americans were too small in stature to be fighters and look what the regimental combat team did in world war ii. and those who said opening up gays to the military, destroying morale. trust in their professionalism. i trust them. >> do you think when today's kids are old enough to start thinking about serving the nation they'
Jan 9, 2013 12:00pm PST
to file a lawsuit in essence against you. it nearly imploded after it made enormous horrible bets on mortgage investments and nobody inside could have known. gerri willis is with us. the shareholders said too fine but hank greenberg waited to decide whether he would join, saying, wait? >> greenberg was leaving the circus. he wanted $25 billion. >> shep: $25 billion? >> $25 billion because he says the government violated the constitution, the second amendment to avert the crisis for aig, i guess. remember that the government bailed out aig, aig has now paid that loan back as of last month and even putting up ads how great this is. the aig board, he has prevailed there, they refused his demand in its entirety. they will not be a part of the lawsuit. if greenberg goes ahead, he will have to do it on his own. he a major shareholder. remember that greenberg i believe is 85 years old. he used to run the company. he believes that the government rescued the entire financial system by bailing out aig. because of that the company was abused and misused for government purposes and that is il
Jan 14, 2013 12:00pm PST
. investors will ask if united states is america is a in fact a safe bet. >> reporter: they launched a new term by focusing on the issue likely to dominate the second term. >> shep: what are we hearing from republicans on this? >> republicans are looking at a fiscal perfect storm in march, avoid the fiscal cliff and renew funding for most government programs. john hoern boehner said the consequences of failing to increase the debt ceiling are real but so, too, the consequences of allowing our spending programs to go unresolved. congressman mike lee the latter problem could eclipse the first. >> we're going to face another credit rating downgrade without changing the washington spends mo money and the more importantly the way they borrow money. >> republicans feel now when they have the leverage to force the spending cuts in the fiscal cliff talks that they couldn't force last year. >> shep: the president also revealed, the vice president biden has turned in recommendations on how to reduce gun violence in our country. that was after the vice president met with groups including the national
Jan 16, 2013 12:00pm PST
, snowball. do we expect more states to follow suit? >> you bet. we had 3 in 2011 and four more. at the end of the day it was federal regulations and rules that opened the door to this, change the way people think about this. states across the country to start testing people not just for welfare benefits but also for unemployment benefits, a real change of pace. >> gerri, good to see you, thank you. >> the federal government reports that energy drinks 20,000 americans had to go to the emergency rooms in one year. the numbers have been increasing steadily. the dangers as those drinks become more and more popular. [ ryon ] eating shrimp at red lobster is a fantastic experience. 30 shrimp for $11.99. i can't imagine anything better. you're getting a ton of shrimp, and it tastes really good! [ male announcer ] hurry in to red lobster's 30 shrimp for just $11.99! choose any two of five savory shrimp selections, like mango jalapeÑo shrimp and parmesan crunch shrimp. two delicious shrimp selections on one plate! all with salad and unlimited cheddar bay biscuits. 30 shrimp, just $11.99 for a limit